On Aug 21, 2021, at 11:48 PM, Jay Jaeger via cctalk
<cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
There were third party cassette systems, typically using some kind of digital cassette
format, that you could hook up with a terminal. One was made by Sykes that I played with
once upon a time:
And of course some were built right into the terminal; the TI Silent 733 comes to mind.
That was around 1974. My guess is that it was intended to replace paper tape that was a
popular terminal capability at the time (on the Teletype 33 and 35). Those things
actually had an API of sorts; I remember playing with it a bit but it was never
interesting enough to do serious work. The fact that it was limited (by the comm line) to
30 cps was not a whole lot of motivation.